The foundation offers small grants of up to $5000 to support projects in modern Chinese economic, social and political history or the archaeology of China.

In most cases, grants have been used to support travel to China for a month or two of research or field work.  In light of current pandemic conditions, the Foundation is this year open to research proposals that do not involve travel to China. Grants may be  used to supplement other funding for research in China or Taiwan, especially when the alternative funding restricts research in one of those areas. Grants may also be used to develop the research skills of grantees, including the skill and capacity to conduct independent research in archives, libraries, and research sites in Asia and in Chinese language sources. Grants are available for graduate students and untenured faculty for projects on modern Chinese history and the archaeology of China.